The team at Social Edge has been working to update and improve our tiles, and we are gearing up to release new versions of two of our most popular tiles: Blog & Search. Check out the details below for a preview of some of the key features and improvements that are coming soon.
If you are a current TBSE customer (individual tiles or CM Tile Pack) you will receive a notification when these releases are available for download.
Blog Tile Enhancements
1. Restrict results by Tag
Currently you can use the filters to sort multiple blog posts by tag, but we are adding an additional option that will allow you to restrict by tag in the configuration panel. This feature will come in handy if, for example you only want to display the blog posts from your latest newsletter edition that are tagged "Q4."
Restrict by tag option in Blog Tile Configuration Panel
2. Improved Filters
Based on your feedback, we are making it easier to customize which posts display when you first load the tile by removing the "ALL" button. Now your filters will appear in the order you set, or you can select a specific filter to be set as the default. Additionally, your community members can choose to "Filter by" and "Clear filters" for enhanced user experience.
Search Tile Enhancements
1. Additional search results panels.
Admins can now add more than just three results panels to any search tile to help guide your users to finding the right results.
2. Places & People are now included in the results.
You can now configure the tile to search for People and Places in addition to the content results. Results will display based on selected configuration in order to best make use of horizontal space.
Configure People and Places results to show in the Search Tile (example)
3. Add a custom HTML footer.
Further customize your tile with the added functionality to add HTML to the footer in addition to the current optional HTML header. Many of our Search tile customers take advantage of the HTML header (and now footer!) to use this tile on the News page in a place where there is only room for one tile; this allows you to add additional calls to action, content features and helpful links next to the Search Tile.
This is just a preview of some of the key updates we know many of our current TBSE customers have asked for! As always we will send an update with full release notes listing all enhancements and fixes to each tile.
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